Claussen

 

Ens. Henry Clausen Jr.


Born: 19 January 1921 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: Henry Clausen Sr. & Clarabel Barker-Clausen

Hometown:

    - 818 North Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Lincoln Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Graduating Class: 1938

    - Northwestern University

        - Class of 1942

Married: Yvonne I. Perrin

Son: Charles

Home:

    - 179 East Chestnut Street - Chicago, Illinois

Inducted:

    - Unknown

Serial Number: O&325002

Training: 

    - Officers Indoctrination School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island

    - Radar School - Sea Island, Georgia

Rank: Ensign

Ship: USS Petrof Bay - escort carrier

Engagements:

    - Battle of South Palau Islands

    - Battle of Leyte Gulf

    - Lingayen Gulf Landings

    - Subic Bay Landings

    - Battle of Iowa Jima

    - Battle of Okinawa

Died:

    - 21 March 1945 - Okinawa - from injuries after wave swept him into a bulkhead

        - buried at sea

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing

        - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands


 


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